Trump Criticizes FBI Director for Focusing on ‘Russia Russia Russia’ Ahead of the Election

President Donald Trump is criticizing FBI Director Christopher Wray after he warned Russia is continuing to try to “influence” the U.S. elections.

The president took the stage in Minnesota on Friday to question why Wray is not focusing on other sources of foreign interference.

“You saw the head of the FBI yesterday started to go, ‘Russia, Russia’s looking at our election,’ Russia,” Trump said.

He added, “Here we go again, Russia, Russia, Russia. I said, ‘What about China? What about North Korea? What about Iran?’ They don’t mention anybody else. The narrative seems to be Russia.”

Watch his comments below:

Wray appeared before the House Homeland Security Committee on Thursday, as IJR previously reported.

“I think the intelligence community’s consensus is that Russia continues to try to influence our elections primarily through what we could call malign foreign influence,” Wray said.

Wray explained how this election cycle differs from 2016.

“There was also an effort to target election infrastructure, you know cyber targeting — we have not seen that second part yet this year or this cycle. But we certainly have seen very active, very active efforts by the Russians to influence our election in 2020 through what I would call more the malign foreign influence side of things,” Wray said.

According to Wray, Russia’s efforts are focused on “denigrat[ing] Vice President Biden and what the Russians see as kind of an anti-Russian establishment.”

The director of the National Counter intelligence and Security Center warned on Aug. 7  Russia, China and Iran were all trying to interfere with the election, as IJR previously reported.

Regarding China, Wray made it clear the FBI is opening a new counterintelligence investigation related to China “every 10 hours” because of their efforts to acquire technology and other sensitive information.

During his press briefing on Wednesday, Trump said mail-in ballots are a more significant threat to the election than foreign influence.

Responses

  1. “Excuse me President Trump, but YOU ARE HIS BOSS, Fire the Idiot.” Jean

    Excuse me, Jean, but the FBI director pays attention, reads and sees the daily briefings. The only thing that Dear Leader reads is a crowd and the only detail that matters to him is how that “thing” grabbing onto the top of his head looks on TV today.

  2. “middle east situation “nothing special”” Lying Paul The Emeffer

    See? THIS is what I am talking about. YOU need to pay attention better and more fully comprehend what people write. If you did, YOU wouldn’t come off looking so foolish. People like YOU are so tiring.

    Do I need to fully rip your statement apart or will YOU go back and read what I actually wrote another time, then apologize?

  3. Pinhead middle east situation “nothing special” you truely are in the world of OZ with Phyllis.

  4. Phyllis are you that stupid to ask that question if Biden gets in?
    How does Hunters affiliation with China make the country weaker?

    With seeing our stance with Russia and China now after 3 years, I can answer the question I asked you myself.

  5. Paul, How does Hunters affiliation with China make the country weaker? Did Ivanka’s gifted Chinese patents weaken the country?
    WHAT DID weaken the country was Trump’s repeated absurd praise of China’s transparency and control of COVID. WHAT DID weaken the country was Trump’s claim on the world stage that he believed the former KGB officer and NOT the U.S. intelligence community. WHAT DID weaken the U.S. is pulling out of the JCPOA without another deal.

  6. I am confused, Lying Paul The Emeffer.

    Do you actually understand the meaning behind “Trump is disruptive and he is divisive”? Really understand that?

    Do you actually think that a country which is disruptive and divisive, either at home or abroad, is STRONG? Compared to what? Tell me that isn’t so, buddy!

    You partly elected King Donald The Loser BECAUSE you figured that he was going to be chaotic. That’s Ok.K.. Millions of other misguided people just like you did the same thing, so you are in great company. That doesn’t mean that it was a good decision, just one that we all now have to live with.

    And the Middle East deal is nothing special, either. They were all frenemies anyway, so get over it.

    OMG! Hunter? Are you for real? You just HAD to try to deflect again, didn’t you? You couldn’t wait, could you? Give it a rest.

  7. Phoenix divisive? Did you see what Trump did this past week for the middle east?
    Weak with Russia and China?
    Where have you been the last 3 years?

  8. Because Trump is disruptive and he is divisive. Not only within America, but to our allies in the world.

    The weaker we are, the better it is for Russia and China.

  9. Hugh – i think you’re misunderstanding why Russia or even China would feel a Trump presidency would be good for them.

  10. To think that Russia has preferences for Trump over Biden is sheer stupidity!! Wray’s appearance in front of congress only validated what “we the thinking” already knew: The toilet that is the FBI needs a good flushing…a repeated flushing!!!

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